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Pusher Reviews

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 29, 2013
Sniffing into the seams of England's multiculti capital, it's best at showing the grungy, hustling-and-bustling city as a place of slowly uncoiling despair. A hyper-charged, buzzy take on the London night-scene-and one man slipping under it, for no-good.
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
November 1, 2012
Pusher has a neon-lit nervy energy -- at once slick and grungy -- and the sort of unabashed, screw-tightening rhythms that genre enthusiasts will embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012
The most original British gangster flick in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
October 26, 2012
Pusher is unnecessary for Refn fans that have followed his work from the beginning, but is more worthwhile for new viewers since they don't know what they're in for.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jay Antani
Paste Magazine
October 26, 2012
a perfectly serviceable race-against-the-clock thriller thanks to a powerful lead performance from Richard Coyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 25, 2012
There's an ugly, jittery beauty to "Pusher," a very fine British redo of a 1996 Danish movie of the same title.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
October 25, 2012
A remake of a 1996 Danish thriller, it's a pulsating, propulsive and nerve-racking film that breathes new life into a genre whose tropes wore out long ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 25, 2012
If we haven't caught on from earlier films that drug pushing is a thankless persuasion, maybe this is the movie that will pound in the lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 24, 2012
Much glossier, more bright-lights-big-city, and less jolting than the gritty 1996 original.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 13, 2012
It's well enough made, but the plot is overly familiar.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
October 13, 2012
This Pusher is a pleasingly nasty little jab, but the buzz is simply too shallow and too short lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 11, 2012
The Pusher remake may not have the full flavour of the original, but it makes brutally clear how the economics of drugs make paranoia and violence a fact of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
October 11, 2012
A tragic myth of our times, worth retelling and thrillingly retold.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 11, 2012
Pusher has gloss, panache and frenzy: three things missing from the average bog-standard British gangster film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
ScreenAnarchy
October 11, 2012
A fast-paced, slam-bang-ish, and tightly-coiled neo-noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ben Mortimer
HeyUGuys
October 10, 2012
Pusher is an exciting, visceral and utterly compelling film!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
October 7, 2012
Luis Prieto's remake is ultra-stylish but it helps if you haven't seen Winding Refn's original Pusher trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
October 7, 2012
Nail-biting and genuinely heartbreaking moments mean it's emotionally involving, even if it isn't the cheeriest drug dealer saga in town.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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William Goss
Film.com
October 4, 2012
A bit livelier at turning the same screws.
Carmen Gray
Total Film
September 28, 2012
Gets plenty right but lacks the hard-hitting vibe of the cult original, or a fresh take on gangster-pic London.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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